Additional speakers confirmed for NCT CBRNE USA 2015

Four more speakers have committed to appearing at the NTC CBRNE USA 2015 conference April 29 through May 1 at the University of Maryland's campus in Washington DC.

The speakers include Brig. Gen. James Burton, the commander of the U.S. Army 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNe) Command; Edward Gabriel, principal deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response in the Department of Health and Human Services; Gerald Epstein, deputy assistant secretary for CBRN policy in the Department of Homeland Security; and Battalion Chief Christopher Feder, of the Montgomery County Hazardous Materials Response Team.

The conference is one of the top global events for the CBRNe arena. It is being organized by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

In addition to the announced speakers, exhibition space is available and international delegates are invited to participate. 

Topics to be discussed at the conference include threat reduction programs, projects in biosafety and standardization, risks of CBRN terrorism to populations and infrastructure, and responses to these kinds of threats. Also covered will be what has been learned from the Ebola outbreak in terms of response and how to improve outbreak management.

A full list of speakers and program is available at